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  • All About Genetics
    Read the basics about genetics, including how certain illnesses, or increased risks for certain illnesses, pass from generation to generation.
  • Biopsy
    Doctors order biopsies to examine tissue or cells when they're concerned about a problem (such as an infection, inflammation, or cancer) in an organ.
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Chloride Sweat Test
    Is your child scheduled to have a sweat test? Find out how this test is performed and how it's used to diagnose cystic fibrosis.
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Respiratory Screen: Sputum
    Kids with cystic fibrosis (CF) often get respiratory infections. A sputum CF respiratory screen or culture helps doctors detect, identify, and treat infection-causing bacteria or fungi.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a safe and painless test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the body's organs and structures.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Brain
    A brain MRI, a safe and painless test that produces detailed images of the brain and the brain stem, can help detect cysts, tumors, bleeding, and other problems.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Cervical Spine
    A cervical spine MRI can help evaluate various symptoms and also help diagnose tumors, bleeding, swelling, infections, or inflammatory conditions in the vertebrae or surrounding tissues.
  • Spirometry
    Spirometry measures how much and how quickly someone breathes in and out. It can help diagnose and monitor diseases that affect the lungs and make breathing difficult.
  • X-Ray Exam: Hip
    A hip X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as limping, pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity in the hip area. It can detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.
  • X-Ray Exam: Humerus (Upper Arm)
    A humerus X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the upper arm. It can detect a broken bone, and after the bone has been set, help determine whether it has healed properly.
  • X-Ray Exam: Knee
    A knee X-ray can help find the causes of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the knee, and detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.
  • X-Ray Exam: Leg Length
    Some kids may have significant differences in the length of their legs, a condition known as leg length discrepancy. This X-ray exam can help doctors determine the exact difference in leg length so they can decide on a treatment.
  • X-Ray Exam: Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula)
    An X-ray of the tibia and fibula can help find the cause of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the lower leg. It can detect broken bones, and after a broken bone has been set, help determine if it has healed properly.
 

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